Wednesday, July 10, 2024



This is another from a series I've been working on. Hope you enjoy.

Photo # 0621_P1030069.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Saturday, July 6, 2024

"Special Moments"...

Occasionally, one is able to experience a moment in nature and you have one second to capture it. This was one of those special moments. I only have this one frame where the fawn greets her mother. The mother has twins, the other fawn was out of frame.

Near Conway, Arkansas.
Photo #K05_2894cbwsq2b.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

"Asia for a Day"...

This Asiatic dayflower (Commelina communis) is a herbaceous annual plant in the dayflower family. It gets its name because the blooms last for only one day. It is native throughout much of East Asia and northern parts of Southeast Asia. In China it is used as a medicinal herb with febrifugal, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects. Additionally, it is also used for treating sore throats and tonsillitis. Recent pharmacological investigations have revealed that the Asiatic dayflower contains at least five active compounds.
I was surprised to find these growing wild near my home in Conway.

Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # DSCF1555-58.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Sunday, June 30, 2024

"Flower Mystery"...

Here's another from my wildflower series that I've been photographing lately.
This one is rather mysterious that the out-of-focus flower blooms in the background look more like fog in black-and-white.
The small insect is the tiny Bee Fly (Diptera-Bombyliidae-Poecilognathus).

Forest floor near Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # DSCF0171-3bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp



Sunday, June 23, 2024

"Angelic Bloom"...

This is the Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana), which displays lavender-pink, pea-like flowers. It may be one of the most interesting and beautiful ivy blooms I have ever seen in the wild in Arkansas. It is a dense, evergreen, perennial twining vine in the pea family that is native to the southeastern United States. It's mainly a ground ivy, not climbing and I have often found it mixed with poison ivy, which is likely why I have just now discovered it - not one to hike in/around poison ivy. It is capable of fixing nitrogen in the soil.

I'll post a color photo soon. I wanted to show how stunning it is in black-and-white form first.
Forest floor near Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # DSCF1041-91c2bws2a.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Friday, June 21, 2024


 Wildflowers, Study 2.

Forest floor, near Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # K05_1937-48bw
(c) Kelly Shipp

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Soft Light...

 "Soft Light"

Photo # P1030020bw.